Gamutan hattrick tows Arellano to 3rd place in NCAA football

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos It was a consolation of sorts for Arellano, which failed to defend its crown after winning the championship last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Gamutan first struck in the 28th minute as he stunned substitute keeper Morrison Monte, who came in for the injured Mellex Andes, to break the ice.Sensing an advantage, Arellano punished the gutted Lyceum backline as Spencer Galasa made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGamutan struck anew in the 60th minute, connecting with a chip shot before collecting his third goal in the 79th minute.The Pirates struggled to make the most of their opportunity, failing to score on their three chances in the second half. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards LATEST STORIES Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ MOST READ Serena, Nadal make sizzling starts in Melbourne Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charles Vincent Gamutan stamped his class and propelled Arellano to a 4-0 victory over Lyceum for third place in NCAA Season 92 men’s football tournament Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.The Chiefs striker took advantage of the Pirates swapping their goalkeeper at the 26th minute as he imposed his will and scored a hattrick.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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4th PVL MVP award inspires Valdez to push herself more

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Bali Pure’s Risa Sato and Pocari Sweat’s Jeanette Panaga finished 1-2 in the Best Middle Blocker race, Power Smashers’ Dimdim Pacres was honored as the Best Opposite Spiker, Bali Pure’s Jasmine Nabor was hailed as the Best Setter, and Pocari Sweat’s Melissa Gohing got the Best Libero award.What makes this MVP unique for Valdez was it was her first recognition since formally leaving the auspices of the Ateneo campus.READ: Creamline gets bronze in PVL“After everything I went through, with my stints in Thailand, it really makes me feel old. But for what it’s worth, I’m thankful for the support that I get, that even though I’ve changed through a lot of teams, they’re always there,” she said.But three-time UAAP MVP said that this journey with Creamline is just the start.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ NBA: Irving bares heartfelt words for LeBron after finals defeat Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez hoists her twin trophies, including the Conference MVP, after leading the top performers in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference during awards rites at the Philsports Arena in Pasig Tuesday. The former Ateneo star also took the First Best Outside Spiker award while steering the Cool Smashers to third place finish in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision. CONTRIBUTEDHer fourth Conference Most Valuable Player award is a reminder for Alyssa Valdez of how much she still wants to continue improving on her craft.“It’s motivating me to really help the team improve in terms of our our skills and listen to our coaches,” she said, moments after securing the MVP plum in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference women’s division on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT “Definitely, the goal for every team entering the conference is to get the championship,” she said, as the Cool Smashers ended their inaugural foray in the league at third. “Our goal doesn’t stop here but definitely, this is just the beginning. I hope our journey with the Cool Smashers continue to improve in the coming conferences.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments “It makes me think that I shouldn’t stop improving myself. I can stop doing what I’m doing, but I have the choice to pursue and still try to push myself to the limit.”READ: Valdez powers Creamline to 1st winFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundValdez also won the First Best Outside Spiker with her 20.7 points per match, making her the most decorated volleybelle in the history of the league.Joining the Creamline hitter in the honor roll are Bali Pure’s Grethcel Soltones, who was named as the Second Best Outside Spiker. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig inlast_img read more

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#InquirerSeven: Things to know about Jeff Horn

first_imgMarck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debut Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Horn’s pathway to professional boxing was his short, but memorable, run in the 2012 London Olympics.The Aussie had three fights in the London Games, taking dominating wins against Gilbert Choombe of Zambia, 19-5, and Abderazzak Houya of Tunisia, 17-11.Horn, however, fell to Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk, 21-13, in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Horn has built an impressive boxing resume going undefeated, 16-0-1, and strapping himself with the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles.He’s also the no.2 welterweight under WBO and on July 2 has a chance to become the World champion as he battles Pacquiao (59-6-2).Outside of his expanding boxing career, though, Horn rolls up his sleeves and tightens his tie for his job as a high school teacher. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Horn holds a Bachelor of Education degree to teach secondary school from Griffith University and he’s also worked at a child care center.4. A victim of bullying MOST READ Ross wins Best Player award; Rhodes top import Growing up, Horn wasn’t the fighter Australians now adore.He was the one wearing the glasses and playing board games and with such silence, Horn became a target of bullying.According to a story from The Australian, Horn was the victim of a lopsided beating when 30 bullies ganged up on him after school.Horn stood up against a bully, and what he got was a physical beatdown that changed his life.This harrowing experience led Horn to take up boxing and he’s then used that bullying episode every time he steps inside the squared circle.5. He got called ‘gay’ growing up Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Juggling life as a schoolteacher and as a professional boxer can take a toll, and Horn does that looking for flushes, full houses, and pairs.As per Ring Magazine, Horn’s concept of a vice is playing poker. And that’s only his vice.Horn hasn’t forgotten his nerdy side as he regularly, according to The Australian, plays Monopoly every Saturday.He also likes to play a role-playing board game called Settlers of Catan. Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to know According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Horn was called “gay” constantly during his growing up years.The verbal abuse held so much magnitude that the young Horn almost thought of suicide.“I got called ‘gay’ a lot. Words like that shouldn’t hurt me, but I was a kid. It cuts deep, especially when it’s every day. You don’t know how to stop it,” Horn told Sydney Morning Herald.“Day by day, it takes a bit of you. I know the lows you can feel. I’ve had those feelings, like suicidal thoughts. I can remember some days that I felt that because of the bullying.”6. Like Pacquiao, Horn also has a canine companion 3. He’s a teacher End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 2. He is an Olympian Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon Boxer Jeff Horn of Australia poses for a photo following a press conference with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Australian pugilist Jeff Horn does not have the same notoriety as Manny Pacquiao’s previous opponents.Horn, whose “The Hornet” nickname gives him some semblance of flare, actually isn’t a typical run of the mill boxer.ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters are family men, and both also have lovable dogs.Quite some time ago, Pacquiao’s pooch Pacman reached headlines when it dogged the Filipino icon during his runs. Beneath his enigmatic identity is a man who battled demons en route to becoming a professor of the beautiful sport.Despite owning WBO and IBF’s secondary titles, Horn is still considered an unknown in comparison to the icons Pacquaio has faced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSo to shine a little bit more of the spotlight on Horn, here are seven tidbits about the Aussie.1. Horn is Brisbane’s own son Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pacquiao is usually given the de facto home court advantage, be it in Las Vegas or Dallas. This time, however, the Pacman will walk inside Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium facing a hometown hero.Horn was born in Brisbane on Feb. 4, 1988 and has resided in his birthplace ever since.Come Battle of Brisbane, it’s safe to say that there will be more than 50,000 people in support of their boxing son.ADVERTISEMENT Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas Horn, too, has a dog and it’s name is Lexie who, according to The Australian, likes to hang by Horn’s legs whenever the Aussie fighter watches television.7. Horn’s vice is poker View commentslast_img read more

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SEA Games: PH beach volley pair going all out for bronze finish

first_imgFilipino volleybelles Cherry Ann Rondina (front) and Bernadeth Pons (behind) hold their ground against Thailand’s Varapatsorin Radarong and Khanttha Hongpak at the beach volleyball match in Subic Tennis Court in Subic, Zambales. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDESUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Cherry “Sisi’’ Rondina has acknowledged that her partnership with Bernadeth Pons needed more than just the motivation of the home crowd to ruin the bid of title favorite Thailand.“They don’t seem to get distracted and play flawless even in intense situations,’’ said Rondina in Filipino after they dropped a 26-24, 25-15 decision in the preliminary match against the Thais in women’s beach volleyball at the 30th Southeast Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Immediately after that Rondina-Pons pratfall to Varapatsorn Radarong and Khanittha Hongpak, the Filipino tandem Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez suffered the same fate from another Thai pair—Rumpaipruet Numwong and Tanarattha Udomchavee.Rodriguez and Gervacio were out for some measure of revenge at the start with high hopes of dragging the Thais in a golden encounter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Numwong and Udomchavee, however, had everything under control that translated to a 21-16, 21-14 triumph as soon as the rains kicked in on the cool sands of the Subic Tennis Court.“Still, I feel blessed knowing that we can match up with them,’’ said Rondina, a four-time UAAP women’s beach volleyball MVP and champion with the University of Santo Tomas. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China SEA Games: Agatha Wong looking forward to rest after double gold conquest Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday While Thailand keeps a spotless record of 4-0, the second defeat of the Filipinos in four games would relegate them to a fighting chance for the bronze medal.The host country should beat the Singaporeans in straight sets on Friday to pocket the bronze.“We are already talking about a medal here. We will not allow ourselves to get beaten by Singapore,’’ said Rondina.ADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READlast_img read more

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Maintaining rule of law within the city has to begin within M&CC

first_imgDear Editor,It seems to me that no matter what you do or what you say, some people and some places will just simply never get it right. The Georgetown City Council happens to be one of those places. Following local press reports, we see and hear the new and inexperienced acting City Treasurer opting to use the proverbial ‘Big Stick’ to terrorize and intimidate dilatory property owners with threats of harsh legal and other actions in what is being dubbed a campaign to recover some nearly 9 billion dollars in outstanding rates, rather than seeking to inspire and encourage them to honour the sums due.There continues to be peddled in this one-sided arrangement, the twisted view that only the property owners have an obligation and duty to the Council whilst the Council has none to the citizenry but rather is doing them a big favour when they provide some meager service to them.Is the new acting Treasurer aware that the Council is bound by law to serve demand notices on each property owner as part of the collection process? Is the new acting Treasurer aware that the charging of interest is tied to the overdraft the Council has with their bankers and should not be charged willy-nilly as is currently being done? Is the new and inexperienced Treasurer aware that Solid Waste fees are already included in the property rates charged and should not be charged again separately as is currently done and which is double taxation. In fact, it was because of the burdensome refuse collection costs due to the services being contracted out that was used as the justification for jacking up property rates on commercial properties from 40% to a whopping 250%. The introduction of separate solid waste charges and container fees now, when the Council does not fix a single road is just simply duplicitous and shameful.It would seem to all and sundry that the administration of the Council has already swept under the carpet and is hoping that the citizenry has forgotten the very serious and damning findings of the Commission of Inquiry. Is the Council seriously expecting citizens to go rushing down to City Hall with bags of money to pay property rates without completed forensic audits in years? Without all of the other slack senior officers that were named in the report being dealt with, without the recovery of all the assets that were squirreled away? They must be joking.But it is the immorality and unfairness of the Council that is most troubling, where they think it is quite ok to beat up underprivileged persons including old indigent pensioners over their heads to come in and pay up their property rates promptly or face exorbitant interest, whilst their friends are allowed to owe the Council tens of millions of dollars over decades and then are rewarded  with an amnesty which wipes away all of that interest. A case in point occurred not so long ago when a senior Councillor from the last batch proudly announced that he got someone who owed approximately forty million dollars in rates and interest to come in and pay less than a million dollars during one of these disgraceful amnesties.I would like to plead with the Mayor not to be duped by the Council’s Administration into going down the road of leading a ‘Name and Shame’ campaign against these purported recalcitrant commercial property owners or else, like some of his predecessors he may be the one to find himself and his Council in the awkward position of facing litigation from persons and companies whom they will wrongfully name as recalcitrants. This has happened many times before and is because the Council’s financial and other records are in a complete mess. Properties have changed hands several times and yet still the original owners still appear on their records, properties listed as residential are in fact commercial and vice versa, some properties were illegally granted waivers of interest by persons who were not authorized to do so, and some properties have the incorrect valuations attached to them.Maintaining the rule of law within the city has to begin within the City Council, where the COI showed that several senior officers and even some Councillors disregarded with impunity all the financial and other regulations of the municipality. Then and only then will persons feel justified in paying up their property rates promptly.Regards,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

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Ex-resources secretary new air board chief

first_imgSchwarzenegger defended his staff and denied they had micromanaged the air board. He said Nichols would lead the agency through its problems. “I believe that there is also no better person, more experienced person, that is better prepared, that is tough, than Mary Nichols,” he said. The upheaval at the board has been an embarrassment for Schwarzenegger, who has been depicted around the world as a champion for the environment. On Friday, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, a Berkeley Democrat, will hold a hearing to look into the departures. Sawyer and Witherspoon have agreed to testify. One question the committee may also delve into is why Witherspoon’s computer mysteriously stopped working over the weekend. She said she came to work to download her r sum but could not get into the system. She said computer technicians concluded after several hours of trying to get it to work that someone must have tampered with it. Democrats say they will ask for the computer to be turned over as part of their investigation. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, D-Los Angeles, praised the appointment of Nichols but said the administration must do more to show it is committed to putting teeth into the global warming law. “That will also require a commitment from the rest of the Schwarzenegger administration to stop activities seen as undermining the gold-standard global warming legislation we approved,” Nu ez said in a statement. “Those activities, along with steps that can ensure the independence and effectiveness of the Air Resources Board, will continue to be the focus of my oversight hearing on (Friday).” Schwarzenegger said he would not allow Kennedy and another aide sought by Nu ez’s committee, Cabinet Secretary Dan Dunmoyer, to testify. Instead, he invited Nu ez to his smoking tent to air his concerns privately. Nichols must be confirmed by the state Senate, where she is likely to face tough questions about how she plans to implement the global warming law, known as AB 32.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Witherspoon said Nichols was a good choice to lead the agency. “She knows everything there is to know about air quality,” Witherspoon said. “She knows and respects the staff, and they feel the same about her. And she has the personal fortitude to step into the climate quagmire.” John White, a lobbyist for several environmental organizations agreed. “I think she can restore trust and confidence in ARB, if the governor and his staff give her their full support,” he said in an e-mailed response to a reporter’s question. Asked at a news conference with the governor whether she worried that administration officials might interfere with her work, Nichols said, “I think that I will be given all of the tools I need to do my job.” SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday moved to quell the furor over the departures of two top officials at the California Air Resources Board, appointing former state Resources Secretary Mary Nichols to chair the agency’s board. Schwarzenegger ousted the previous chairman, Robert Sawyer, about a week ago. The executive officer, Catherine Witherspoon, resigned Monday. Both say top aides to Schwarzenegger interfered in their work and tried to undermine implementation of the state’s landmark global warming law. Nichols headed the state Resources Agency under former Gov. Gray Davis and has worked closely with Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, who also worked in the Davis administration. Witherspoon and Sawyer said Kennedy sent mixed signals about global warming and intervened on behalf of businesses that want to weaken the law. Nichols, 62, was the first person to chair the air board under former Gov. Jerry Brown. She later served in the Clinton administration. Most recently, she has been director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. last_img read more

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You can’t take it with you

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) When Eric Pai is yearning for the beach, he packs up his wife and three kids and heads for Naples, Fla., to a $3 million second home right on the water, with flat-screen TVs, a stocked pantry, a private concierge and even a PlayStation for the kids. And when he wants to ski, it’s off to his second home in Deer Valley, Utah. This summer, he’s off to his second home in the Caribbean haven of St. Tropez. In all, Pai has 300 second homes in 35 destinations in North America, the Caribbean and Europe. Total price: $395,000, plus $25,000 in annual upkeep, roughly the cost of a very modest vacation home in any one of these places. Pai is a member of Exclusive Resorts, a vacation “ownership club” that allows its members access to multimillion-dollar homes in vacation hot spots for a fraction of the price of actually owning one of them. “I’m a numbers guy, I did the math, and it worked,” said Pai, 44, of MontclairZZSB , N.J., a fund manager at Citigroup. “Everywhere we used to go, we were renting multiple hotel rooms, eating out for every meal. With this, I can take my kids to a breadth of places and still feel like it’s my home.” Not everybody can afford second homes, but as the baby boomer set nears retirement with empty nests and younger families find career success, fractional ownership clubs like Exclusive Resorts gives them a shot at luxury living at merely well-to-do prices. The idea has expanded to expensive classic cars and ultra-private golf clubs, all up for grabs for just a small percentage of their actual cost. Brent Handler founded Exclusive Resorts because of his own frustrations with owning a second home and trying to vacation with two young children of his own. The club now has 2,000 members, with three tiers of memberships ranging from $195,000 to $395,000 and annual dues from $9,500 to $25,000. The annual dues include 15 to 45 days in any home belonging to the club, whether they’re in New York , London, Italy’s Tuscany region or Los Cabos, Mexico. The club’s homes, on average, are worth $3 million and are fully furnished. Club members have their own personal reservationist, as well as a local concierge to help secure lift tickets, boat charter or theater seats. The concierge will even stock the fridge before arrival, and there’s daily maid service much like one would receive in a hotel. Of course, buying your own second home is an investment that can build equity. While Handler can’t promise that, the club does return 80 percent of the initial membership cost when a member decides to quit the club. Other companies have latched on to the business model. Tour GCX of Manhattan offers 10 rounds of golf at up to 18 different private golf and country clubs in the greater New York area for $6,250. It seems pricey, but considering that each round can accommodate up to four players, and includes greens and cart fees, that breaks down to about $156.25 per person per round for a foursome on par, so to speak, with most higher-end publicly available golf courses around New York. “And these aren’t just your average courses: These are private clubs that most people never get to play, and for that day, you have full membership privileges,” said Gary Rosenberg, chief marketing officer at Tour GCX. “On average, our clubs require a $50,000 initiation fee and annual dues around $18,000, and that doesn’t even cover a lot of the fees when you play. We’re offering a far more efficient alternative.” While Tour GCX is currently limited to New York -area clubs, the company plans to expand its offerings to include the Washington area later this spring. Tour GCX members can also get onto courses in Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well. The Classic Car Club in Manhattan can get you to those exclusive country clubs in style. The club gives its members the opportunity to use a wide variety of classic cars, from a black 1965 Mustang convertible or a 1957 356 Porsche Speedster to a beautifully restored 1965 Shelby Cobra or a 1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II. The club has anywhere from 18 to 20 cars available. Michael Prichinello, one of the co-founders of the club, said members can learn more about classic cars in a club atmosphere that includes a club room featuring an open bar, plasma TV and an Xbox 360 with driving games, all free with membership. “We think this is a great way not only to have cool cars handy to get around, but also to enjoy a real club experience,” he said. “We organize road trips, racing experiences, all kinds of things for our members.” Membership in the Classic Car Club ranges from $7,000 to $10,500 per year, with a one-time joining fee of $1,500. Use of the cars is based on a point system, with a less-popular car used on a winter weekday costing fewer points than, say, the 1989 Ferrari 348 on a summer weekend. Insurance and maintenance is included, and Prichinello said most members average around 30 to 40 days of use, with some managing 60 or more days through the judicious use of points. The club plans to expand in the next few years to Los Angeles and Miami. For Manhattanites, the economics can work surprisingly well. This is city where residents can pay $7,000 a year to keep a car garaged, and that’s before insurance and maintenance costs. The price of a well-preserved classic car itself can range from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on the vehicle. More important, however, the Classic Car Club and other luxury clubs offer something that has customarily been beyond the means of the average person. “Life is experiential,” Prichinello said as he deftly navigated Manhattan traffic in the garishly yellow Ferrari 348, swerving through traffic with maneuvers that would impress the most jaded New York cabbie. “You can’t take it with you. All you get in the end are experiences.” “This,” he said, pushing the car from 0 to 50 mph quickly enough to force his passenger back in the leather seat, “is a great experience.”last_img read more

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Southampton team news: Predicted Saints XI to face Sparta Prague

first_img 11 10. Charlie Austin (forward) 15. Cuco Martina (right-back) 11 3. Maya Yoshida (centre-back) 11 11 11 11 11 Southampton could qualify for the knockout stages of the Europa League tonight, but must defeat Sparta Prague to do so.The Saints claimed a famous victory over Inter Milan at St Mary’s in their last match in the competition, and will hope for a similar result in this round.Claude Puel will, though, have to do without Jose Fonte, Dusan Tadic, Harrison Reed, and Matt Targett, who are all absent for the match in Czechia.So, who will play for the Saints? Click the right arrow above to find out our predicted Southampton XI, in squad number order… 1. Fraser Forster (goalkeeper) – Click the right arrow above to find out our predicted Southampton XI, in squad number order… 17. Virgil van Dijk (centre-back) 23. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (midfield) 11 11 11 7. Shane Long (forward) 4. Jordy Clasie (midfield) 14. Oriol Romeu (midfield) 11 9. Jay Rodriguez (forward) 38. Sam McQueen (left-back)last_img read more

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Everton man Delph pulls out of England squad for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers

first_img on target Asked if it was an easy decision to include Abraham, Southgate said: “It was – he’s the leading English scorer in the league.“He’s a player that came into the squad very young, at a time when we wanted to have a look at players ahead of the World Cup.“That was a bit early for him but now with the opportunity he’s been given by Frank [Lampard], along with other English players at Chelsea, it’s a great chance for Tammy.“He’s always scored goals with our junior teams, with the Chelsea youth teams, on loan in the Championship and now he’s really grasped this opportunity at the beginning of the season.” 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Southgate still has plenty of midfield talent at his disposal for the back-to-back away games with Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Harry Winks also in the squad.Midfielders Dele Alli of Tottenham and Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard were among the players to be omitted from Southgate’s squad.There were also call-ups for the trio of young Chelsea stars Tammy Abraham, Mount and Fikayo Tomori.Striker Abraham has made a particularly good start to the season with eights league goals to his name, which makes him joint-top scorer with Manchester City hotshot Sergio Aguero in the top flight in 2019/20. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff latest stalemate Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti update Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week…Bolton vs Blackpool (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 rookie error But, despite playing the entirety of Eveton’s 1-0 loss at Burnley on Saturday, he has pulled out through injury – with manager Gareth Southgate opting against calling up a replacement.As a result, England will head to Prague for Friday night’s game against the Czech Republic with a 24-man squad – and you can listen to commentary of the game LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 7:45pm.Delph has 20 senior caps to his name and is a favourite of Southgate, who continued to select the former Leeds and Aston Villa man even when he was struggling to break into the team at City.He has endured a difficult start to the 2019/20 season with Everton, who are in the Premier League’s relegation zone following their defeat at Turf Moor. Delph has endured bad club form this season but made it back into the England squad targets Fabian Delph will miss England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria after pulling out of the squad through injury.The Everton midfielder moved to Goodison Park from Manchester City in the summer and was recalled to the Three Lions’ squad having missed out for their qualifiers in September. Getty Images Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman appointed Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 2 LIVE on talkSPORT statement There’s lots of anticipation to see how Abraham will fare in an England shirt Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

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